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Transportation in Georgia is overseen by the Georgia Department of Transportation, a part of the executive branch of the state government.

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Ground transportation

Highway system

I-95 Interstate shield

The state of Georgia has 1,244 interstate highways within its borders. Georgia's major Interstate Highways are I-95 and I-75. Other important interstate highways are I-85, I-20, I-24 and I-59. I-285 is Atlanta, Georgia's perimeter route and I-575 connects with counties in north Georgia on I-75.[1] The Georgia Department of Transportation maintains only 16 percent of the roads in the state. The other 84 percent are the responsibility of the counties and cities; 75 percent of those roads are county roads.[2]

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Railroads

The CSX herald

Major freight railroads in Georgia include CSX and Norfolk Southern. Passenger service in Georgia is available on two Amtrak routes: the Crescent, which runs from New York to Washington, D.C., through north Georgia and Atlanta to New Orleans and the other runs from New York to the Georgia coast and from there to Florida.[3]

Air transportation

HJAIA's 398 foot-tall control tower.

Georgia's principal airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport(ATL), the world's busiest passenger airport.[4] Georgia has one hundred seven public-use airports, nine of which are commercial-aviation airports and ninety-eight which are general-aviation airports. Two of the state's important airports are Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, which serves over 1,700,000 passengers each year and DeKalb Peachtree Airport in Chamblee, Georgia.[5]

References

  1. ^ Interstate Highway System, Accessed June 17, 2008
  2. ^ Other Georgia Highways, Accessed June 17, 2008
  3. ^ Railroads, Accessed June 17, 2008
  4. ^ Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Accessed June 18, 2008
  5. ^ Public-Use Airports, Accessed June 18, 2008

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